Red River Balloon Rally

A Summer Celebration of Live Music and Balloons

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Red River Balloon Rally, balloon lineup at night

Red River Balloon Rally, balloon lineup at night

Red River Balloon Rally in Shreveport

Red River Balloon Rally in Shreveport

Red River Balloon Rally in Shreveport-Bossier

Red River Balloon Rally in Shreveport-Bossier

Head up, up and away to Sportsman’s Paradise this July for the Red River Balloon Rally. This annual celebration plays host to the Southeast Regional Hot Air Balloon Championship, as well as the CenterPoint Energy Red River Balloon Rally Festival in Shreveport-Bossier. Drawing a record of nearly 20,000 spectators, the annual Red River Balloon Rally is north Louisiana's largest hot air balloon festival. This family-friendly event welcomes everyone to enjoy a colorful field of fun every summer in Shreveport-Bossier. Keep an eye out for colorful, specially-shaped hot air balloons, such as Rocky the Squirrel and Cowboy Dilla.

Competitive balloon flights, a 5K run, specialty vendors, tethered balloon rides and the Holiday Lanes Kidz Zone are just some of the events families can enjoy during this jam-packed weekend event. To add to the family fun, there will be live music from both regional and national acts, perfect for passing a good time. Watch as larger-than-life balloons glow, and be sure to catch the fireworks show over the main stage before the final musical acts take the stage. 

Red River Rally is the perfect way to spend a weekend in Shreveport-Bossier this summer. For more information and to buy tickets, visit redriverballoonrally.com. Remember to snap, tag and share your summer fun with #OnlyLouisiana.